Holiday Greens Workshop

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The Eliza Backus Guild is planning early for its annual Greens Workshop, and the whole parish is invited! Each December, parishioners and friends gather for a fun evening, creating centerpieces and other arrangements using fragrant pine branches and other natural materials. Hand-crafted decorations fill our homes…

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The Rev. Jessie Dodson: The Rites of Confirmation and Reception in the Episcopal Church

Each year St. Paul’s has an opportunity for our parishioners to deepen their relationship to the wider church through the sacramental rite of Confirmation or Reception in the church. This article, taken largely from the EpiscopalChurch.org Glossary, helps to explain more about the ritual and how…

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The Rev. Dale Grandfield: Good Enough

One childhood psychologist, D. W. Winnicott, developed the idea of the “good enough parent” as a way to describe (if I understand it correctly) parenting that is nurturing enough to foster a healthy and life-giving upbringing, and imperfectly human enough to help the child discover that…

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The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach: Let’s Tell the Stories of Our Faith

In February, the Vestry and Clergy, along with other St. Paul’s parishioners, attended Diocesan Convocation held at Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky. Convocation is an annual event when lay and clergy from around the Diocese come together for inspiration, learning, fellowship and worship – all are…

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The Rev. Dale Grandfield: The Sacramental Universe

Have you ever tried taking a picture with your smartphone through the car window at night? Or through a window screen? It’s funny how the near- or far-focus makes all the difference in how the picture comes out. Translucent as it maybe, the glass itself can…

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Bringing the Font to the Center of Our Life

By Dale Grandfield Certain liturgical and theological shifts in the Book of Common Prayer 1979 ended up being revolutionary for Episcopalians. This is why many still feel, even 38 years later, that we have a “new” prayer book. A clear emphasis on the bishop - and…

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In Harlan, Teenagers Find Their God-given Potential…and Much More

By Kari Greenfield The sign as we pull into town reads “Harlan: Where the adventure begins,” proceeded by the Dairy Queen billboard which urges passing drivers to “Bring in your church bulletin and receive 10% off Sunday lunch.” In Kentucky, lines blur between church and state.…

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In Light of the Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Preface to the Sermon on Sunday, August 13, 2017: It is with an extremely heavy heart that I stand here to preach today after witnessing the events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA this weekend.  I know that you, too, are struggling with these events, too. As…

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